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Farms, zoos & wildlife parks

IN ROMFORD

Wellgate Farm

Wellgate Community Farm exists as a focus for community, creating an opportunity for people to grow, make a positive contribution and promote social cohesion. Committed to providing a safe, inclusive place for individuals and groups to develop emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually within a working farm environment through participation in all aspects of farming life. more...

Collier Row Road, Romford, RM25 2BH [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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OUTSIDE ROMFORD

Barleylands

UPDATE: GRADUAL REOPENING - VISITORS CAN TAKE ONE OF 3 MAPPED OUT ROUTES AROUND THE FAR, PLAY AREAS AND INDOOR AREAS REMAIN CLOSED. LIMITED TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. As one of the best family attractions in Essex there's so much to do here at Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay whatever the weather. We've farmyard friends with daily animal activities including lamb bottle feeding, a huge Reptile House and awesome birds of prey. Race around the indoor play, and go wild in the outdoor play areas bouncing on our vast jumping pillow... boiiing! If that's not enough, explore the Discovery Barn and take a ride on the Tractor Trailer!more...

Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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Cedars Nature Centre

UPDATE: OPENING TO MEMBERS ONLY ON MONDAY 22nd AND TUESDAY 23rd JUNE. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE BOOKED AND YOU MUST ARRIVE AT THE TIME SLOT YOUVE BEEN GIVEN. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL RESTRICTIONS. Cedars Nature Centre is a small community zoo based in the historic grounds of Cedars Park, Waltham Cross. Unlimited daily entry, including all of our daily meet and greets. £2 - adult £1 - child Under 2 years - Free We run talks every 45 mins including our popular meerkat feed and skunk meet and greet!more...

Cedars Nature Centre, Theobalds Lane, Waltham Cross, EN8 8RU [show map]

Colchester Zoo

UPDATE: OPEN FROM 18th JUNE DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP FOR FULL COVID19 INFORMATION 🦍Welcome to Colchester Zoo! Home to 220 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! 🦓During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters, giving you the chance to see our animals being fed, watch a training session or perhaps just quiz their keepers! 🐘As you navigate your way around Colchester Zoo you'll visit many different habitats, from the humid home of our Komodo Dragons to our very own Africa plain, Kingdom of the Wild, home to white rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu. 🐅more...

Maldon Road, Heckfordbridge, Colchester, CO3 0SL [show map & facilities]

Paid parking
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Drusillas Park

There are over 100 different species and specialise in smaller exotic animals so we don't have elephants, lions or tigers but we have lots of family favourites such as monkeys, penguins, meerkats and lemurs. There are also a few rides and activities like panning for gold and digging for fossils.more...

Drusillas Park, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, BN26 5QS [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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01323 874100

Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park

UPDATE: DINO TRAIL ONLY OPENING SATURDAY 20th JUNE - TICKETS ARE £5 FOR A ONE HOUR DINOSAUR TRAIL. THE FARM REMAINS CLOSED. Discover a land of giant dinosaurs and meet fantastic real life farm animals along the way. Junior explorers can go dino-spotting from the tree-tops viewing tower or take on the caveman challenge to unearth ancient fossils at the dino-dig! Get up close and personal with our farmyard animals, from bouncing bunnies to cute guinea pigs, find them all at cuddle corner. Don't forget to sing along at Gully's musical farm.more...

Livingstone Drive, Newlands, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DT [show map & facilities]

Free parking
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Email via their website
01925 444 888

Hainualt Forest Country Park

You can spend as little or as long as you like in Hainault Forest Country Park. It covers more than 300 acres, with a fishing lake, FREE zoo, guided walks, bridleways and a Nature Trail. There are plenty of open field areas for picnics, games or dog walking, and you can hire a boat to go out on the lake. Facilities for children are excellent, with a farm and several large play areas to enjoy.more...

Romford Rd, Chigwell, IG7 4QN [show map & facilities]

Paid parking
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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary gives a home for life to sick, unwanted and mistreated animals such as horses, donkeys, goats, raccoons, parrots, reptiles, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks and cats. We are currently closed for winter, but will be re-opening on Friday 27th March 2020. Our opening times after that are Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11am - 4pm, and every day during school holidays.more...

Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BZ [show map]

Lee Valley Farms

Open Feb - Oct. For a great family day out, come and visit us at Lee Valley Park Farms! Whizz down our toboggan run in the Alpine Adventure. Then bound around the world in 80 leaps with our World of Farming zone and learn about llamas, miniature zebu and reindeer. Entry tickets include everything you need to have a farm-tastic time including entry to all our play areas, animals, activities, amazing bird shows by Coda Falconry and tractor rides to the dairy farm!more...

Lee Valley Farms, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF [show map]

01992 892781

Marsh Farm Adventure Park

UPDATE: ONLY MEMBERS CAN PREBOOK AT THIS STAGE FOR LIMITED ACCESS TO THE FARM. SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS. Meet the animals, feed the birds in our walk through aviary, cuddle the pets and groom a pony. Then sample some of our delicious freshly prepared food, play in our extensive indoor and outdoor play areas, jump on our huge bouncy pillows or catch an amazing Show...more...

Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP [show map & facilities]

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